BIG news in alcohol addiction: new findings on growth factor pathways BDNF, insulin, and GDNF.

@article{Janak2006BIGNI,
  title={BIG news in alcohol addiction: new findings on growth factor pathways BDNF, insulin, and GDNF.},
  author={Patricia H Janak and Fred W Wolf and Ulrike A Heberlein and Subhash C Pandey and Marian L Logrip and Dorit Ron},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2006},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={214-21}
}
In recent years, it has become clear that growth factors are not only critical for the development of the central nervous system (CNS) but may also be important contributors to other neuronal functions in the adult brain. This symposium, presented at the 2005 RSA meeting, discussed evidence to support the hypothesis that alterations in growth factor pathways produce dramatic changes in the effects of alcohol on the CNS. The 4 speakers showed that the behavioral effects of alcohol in the adult… CONTINUE READING

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